Let’s face it – there are days when girls don’t feel like dressing up to the nines. It might be because it’s still too early, or it’s just THAT time of the month. It could be because of the cake slices she munched on late last night. No matter what your reason for dressing lazily might be, one thing’s for sure – you can still look fabulous in a gray leggings outfit. A true fashion savior, a pair of gray leggings can upgrade your look – especially if you go with any of the outfit ideas below:
Go for Casual Chic
Most people link gray leggings with casual or sporty outfits. While it is mostly true, you can easily transform your laidback leggings outfit into a chic one. Take the case of first daughter Ivanka Trump, who paired her shapely gray leggings with a fitted black blazer, black flats, and a structured bag.
Ivanka’s outfit pieces are mostly basic, but when worn together, they equate an air of sophistication. With that being said, if you’re tired of wearing the usual skirts or trousers to the office, you can count on your pair of gray leggings to redefine your traditional office look.
Make it Monotone
Some people say that an all-gray outfit can be boring. That’s actually not the case! As you see here, Kendall Jenner’s monotonous outfit is actually very chic and classy.
Pairing your grey leggings with a top of the same shade of gray can be a nightmare (unless you are just like Kendall who has the money and access to all the clothes that money can buy.) In that case, you can go for a lighter or darker shade of gray for your top (and other pieces, just like what make-up and tattoo artist Kat Von D pulled off.) This will actually break the flatness of the outfit since you introduce two (and not fifty) shades of gray into your look.
For more pizzazz, throw on some vibrantly-colored jewelry and shoes into the mix. Whether it’s red, yellow, or orange, a splash of color will add some cool vibe into your gray leggings attire.
Flaunt your Abs
Are you a self-confessed gym rat? Then do demonstrate the fruit of your labor by showing your rock hard abs. It can be a cropped tank top or a long-sleeved one, it doesn’t matter really as long as you show your flat tummy. You can wear a pair of sneakers – just like the model – for the sexy yet sporty look. Heck, you can even wear stiletto heels. The possibilities are endless especially if you have abs that will make any man (and woman) drool.
Don your Denim
If you are a wee bit scared of trying the denim on denim trend, then your gray leggings is the perfect excuse to wear your favorite denim top! These two items look beautiful together, as seen on the model below.
Apart from donning your trusty denim jacket, there are many other denim items that you can pair with your gray leggings. For this summer, your best bet is a denim vest and tank top. For the colder seasons (that are right around the bend,) a denim or chambray button-down top can help seal the deal.
Since a denim top and gray leggings come in ‘plain’ fabrics, you can go wild on your accessories and shoes. While showy baubles and ornate shoes can add some sparkle into your denim and leggings outfit, a basic necklace and plain flats will look just as good.
Engage in Elegance
Gray leggings outfit are not just for yoga classes and trips to the mall. You can even take it to more formal events – as long as you wear it with the right kinds of clothes and accessories.
Take inspiration from the model above, who paired her gray leggings with a beautiful turtleneck top, a woolen blazer, a fedora hat, and over the knee boots. These items, when worn together, are nothing short of elegant. It’s that kind of outfit that will make you look like a high-profile fashion blogger – or a New York socialite, even!
It’s All in the Heels
Famous designer Christian Louboutin once said that “High heels empower women in a way.” And yes, this holds true, as demonstrated by the famous sisters Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian.
Their tops and skintight leggings are by every definition simple and plain, yet the difference lies with their velvet high heel boots. All the attention is drawn to their feet, which are wearing fancy (and most probably expensive) high heels. This is perhaps the great thing about a pair of gray leggings – it’s so simple that you can basically wear anything with it.
Rock N’ Roll
If you are tired of the usual girly or sporty looks, then the rock chic aura – ala Cara Delevingne – is what you ought to try out in your next happening.
The model-turned-actress is a true example of rock chic with her loose statement tee, black moto jacket, oversized sunnies, beanie, and black sneakers. It’s actually one of the easiest looks to create, as most of her fashion items are widely available in any woman’s closet. Tip: If you don’t have a black leather jacket, you can wear any type of loose black jacket. Don it with a black choker and you’re good to go – to a rock concert, but of course!
Gingham is reminiscent private school uniforms and sometimes – table mantles. Although a checkered style is frowned upon by most, this print is something you can wear with pride with your gray leggings outfit.
Case in point: Megan Fox. The former Transformers actress is a sight for sore eye in her checkered top, loose tank top, and gray leggings. It’s a laidback outfit that you can wear virtually anywhere – on a coffee run, even on fuss-free first date with the guy from Econ class.
What’s great about this outfit is that it can hide your concerns – be it a little tummy you have developed throughout the course of a summer. With a checkered top and gray leggings combo, you can parade around town in a fashionable yet comfortable look.